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Ionut Radu May Have Cost Inter Milan The Serie A Title With Worst Goalkeeping Mistake In Years

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Ionut Radu May Have Cost Inter Milan The Serie A Title With Worst Goalkeeping Mistake In Years

Inter Milan's backup goalkeeper, Ionut Radu, may have thrown away his side's chances of retaining the Serie A title with a massive mistake against Bologna.

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Simone Inzaghi's side knew victory this evening would take them back ahead of bitter rivals AC Milan in the title race.

Ivan Perisic gave Inter the lead inside three minutes before Marko Arnautovic's equaliser 25 minutes later.

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The game remained level until nine minutes from time, when Radu made perhaps the biggest mistake of his life.

Perisic threw the ball into the Inter box and Roberto Gagliardini let it run across to Radu.

The 24-year-old, making his first league start of the season, tried to make a pass with his left foot and scooped the ball towards his own net.

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Nicola Sansone nipped in and turned the goalward throw in to snatch the glory and the three points.

It means Inter sit on 72 points, two behind Milan with four games remaining.

Fans have reacted to the incident and they're in disbelief at what happened.

A huge error. (Image Credit: BT Sport)
A huge error. (Image Credit: BT Sport)
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One commented: "That's ended Inter's season."

Another said: "I feel for Radu. I don’t wish that error upon anyone."

A third put: "This mistake will be shown for years to come."

While someone tweeted: "Only his 5th game for Inter in 7 years and he might've gifted the title to their main rivals. That is BRUTAL."

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Sansone and his Bologna teammates wheeled away in celebration and fair play, they soaked it all in.

Radu has found game time hard to come by during his time at the San Siro with Samir Handanovic the established number one.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Handanovic was unavailable this evening after picking up a back injury and it meant Radu would come in for his first game since January's 3-2 Coppa Italia victory over Empoli.

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Unfortunately for him, it'll be a rare appearance that's talked about for years.

Inter return to action against Udinese on Sunday while Milan host Fiorentina on the same day.

Who do you think will win Serie A? Inter Milan or AC Milan?

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Inter Milan, Serie A

Daniel Marland
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